While Hawaii has now been a state for 50 years, it took this group of islands, called by Mark Twain, “the loveliest fleet of islands that lies in any ocean,” over 50 years to achieve that statehood.
Despite the title and opening sentence, the article actually admits that the U.S. aggressively annexed Hawaii.
Professor Francis A. Boyle's Interpretation of U.S. Public Law 103-150 under International Law, and its Implications for the Restoration of the Independent and Sovereign Nation State of Hawai'i
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Hawaii: Fallen palace of the Pacific
Queen's overthrow replayed
Events of 1893 come alive in this week's free living history walking tour
Enduring resolve to maintain cultural and political identity sowed seeds of sovereignty movement
Pride in Hawaiian culture reawakened
Seeds of sovereignty movement sown during 1960s-70s renaissance